has a premier, global practice in structuring and advising investment funds and advisers. The investment funds practice group serves virtually every type of investment fund and investment manager, as well as banks, broker-dealers, corporations and clearing firms. The group has approximately 130 ... lawyers dedicated to investment funds, investment management and derivatives work worldwide, who practise in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Munich, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo. The firm has substantial experience in organising and advising with respect to funds registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, hedge funds, commodity pools, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), private equity and venture capital funds, real estate funds and REITs, hedge fund and private equity funds of funds, business development companies and employees’ securities companies. Sidley’s practice brings it into frequent contact with the departments of government, regulatory agencies and exchanges that supervise the securities and derivatives markets.